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Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Microsoft Goes After "Cybersquatters"

Microsoft announced that it has filed two lawsuits against alleged "cybersquatters" which are groups that intentionally register domain names similar to those of legitimate companies or other real sites to trick Web surfers into thinking they are associated with those sites and companies. They use such names as to trick people into thinking they are going to when they make a typo. They have thier fake website designed to look like the real website.

Since many ads are paid for based on how many times web surfers click on them, the sites with these deceptive domain names can derive large amounts of income from the significant amounts of Web traffic.

Microsoft filed suit against two individuals attempting to register more than 320 domain names that the firm says target the company.

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